There’s a process when you find yourself easing back into a training routine especially when you’ve been gone for a while. I don’t jump back into an intense, daily schedule right away. I take my time, start slow and detox my body if need be. (And right now…it needs it.)
Taking time and going slow are both good things and totally okay this early in the game. I’m also not opposed to walking to supplement my runs on the treadmill. In fact, yesterday I did my entire scheduled “run” at a quick walking pace with an high incline. Walking gets you there too, being in action is better than remaining sedentary. I’m not too worried about starting off slow and steady because I’ve run enough half marathons to know what I’m getting myself into – the mystery is gone.
I’ve a had a full house for the last few weeks, which has been really fun. Late nights, nights out and, of course, all the non-boring food. Cher concerts, Golden Knights games and other things we will discuss at a later time.
However, it doesn’t really allow for early bed times, super healthy eating and running everyday. All that is totally fine – I’ve discussed in past blogs that letting life happen with moderation is okay and something I fully believe to be necessary. As for the last few weeks, I’ve been doing what I can when I can which is better than nothing.
The half I’m training for in April, I believe they call it the “Tour de Summerlin” (?) isn’t a serious race for me. I’m using it as a personal checkpoint as well as a way to make sure I’m keeping committed to the program. I’ve learned that I don’t have to take every single race I run super seriously. I can let myself have fun, as I learned during the 2017 Rock N Roll Half Marathon.
I can say that I am looking forward to warmer weather, less wind and daylight savings so that I can run outside again. As convenient as the treadmill can be, it can get boring after a while and it’s easy to get complacent and not continually challenge yourself.
Happy (late) Monday! Blogs will be coming more consistently once again!